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Sun supplies a Windows implementation of Java... 1,177 Views / 11 Replies  
Sun supplies a Windows implementation of Java themselves because a Windows implementation is absolutely crucial and Microsoft ain't gonna do it.

Apple is not that far behind. They take Sun's code,...
Posted by Amorph, on Dec 17, 2003 at 04:01 PM, in macOS
Office for Macintosh can preserve and transmit... 1,331 Views / 13 Replies  
Office for Macintosh can preserve and transmit Word macro viruses. They don't affect the Mac itself, but they can turn its copy of Office into a carrier.

If you do a lot of Word document sharing...
Posted by Amorph, on Dec 8, 2003 at 08:29 PM, in macOS
Bluntly: The first couple releases were put out... 2,827 Views / 66 Replies  
Bluntly: The first couple releases were put out by NeXTies. After OS 9 died, the OS 9 programmers were folded into the OS X group, and lo and behold, OS X started sprouting all kinds of OS 9-like...
Posted by Amorph, on Oct 17, 2003 at 11:06 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Re: Wishlist for OS X as a Platform 1,787 Views / 32 Replies  
Wrong. At least in the US.

The US Supreme Court ruled that taping was fair use in Sony vs. Universal because it had a valid non-infringing use. Copyright law, until very recently, allowed you to...
Posted by Amorph, on Oct 6, 2003 at 02:39 PM, in macOS
sizeof (void *) == 4 translates: The size of... 4,942 Views / 30 Replies  
sizeof (void *) == 4 translates:

The size of a generic pointer (a variable capable of containing the address of anything in memory) is equal to four characters (a character, in C, traditionally...
Posted by Amorph, on Sep 11, 2003 at 10:11 PM, in macOS
The ADC connector draws 130W all by itself.... 3,106 Views / 17 Replies  
The ADC connector draws 130W all by itself. That's probably the culprit. (That's why hooking up a VGA monitor might give you a better picture.)
Posted by Amorph, on May 2, 2003 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Fortunately I didn't say that. I said that the... 2,824 Views / 50 Replies  
Fortunately I didn't say that. I said that the new case design introduced no new functionality. It's still the same Antec case, right? There's nothing wrong with that, but it refutes drmcnutt's claim...
Posted by Amorph, on Apr 23, 2003 at 05:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nice topic switch. ;) But the Alienware case,... 2,824 Views / 50 Replies  
Nice topic switch. ;) But the Alienware case, while quite nice looking for a PC case, adds absolute zero to either form or function, because it's literally exactly the same case. The internal layout...
Posted by Amorph, on Apr 23, 2003 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
IBM will cheerfully offer Opterons, Itanics, PPC... 2,257 Views / 16 Replies  
IBM will cheerfully offer Opterons, Itanics, PPC 970s, and whatever else their customers might take a fancy to.

They're not at all averse to selling other people's hardware, as long as they get...
Posted by Amorph, on Apr 22, 2003 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Huh? I'll give Alienware points for... 2,824 Views / 50 Replies  
Huh?

I'll give Alienware points for branding, and for at least producing something that doesn't look cheap and flimsy, but what on Earth are they contributing to form or function? The case is bog...
Posted by Amorph, on Apr 22, 2003 at 01:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Click on the User Center link under the banner... 15,072 Views / 158 Replies  
Click on the User Center link under the banner ad. Click on Edit Profile. You'll see a box labelled Signature. Click the Submit Modifications button. Whatever you put in the signature will now appear...
Posted by Amorph, on Apr 14, 2003 at 01:57 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Adobe Optimization 2,144 Views / 30 Replies  
Since when is After Effects "well threaded?" The whole point of this thread is that it isn't.

If AE was well threaded, it would see an average 50%-80% performance increase on a dual-processor...
Posted by Amorph, on Apr 7, 2003 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
It would be hardly less accurate to say that both... 3,206 Views / 59 Replies  
It would be hardly less accurate to say that both are layered on top of CoreFoundation. In some cases, Carbon is "below" Cocoa, but in others they're just two different views of the same underlying,...
Posted by Amorph, on Apr 4, 2003 at 05:34 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Finder to be a COCOA App? 3,206 Views / 59 Replies  
However, Apple will probably still continue moving toward Cocoa just because the speed hit is worth the more rapid development and smaller, cleaner codebase.

If there's a reason to rewrite the...
Posted by Amorph, on Apr 3, 2003 at 05:57 PM, in macOS
It's not quite that simple, because Intel throws... 2,144 Views / 30 Replies  
It's not quite that simple, because Intel throws lots of money, and lots of engineers, at Adobe. Apple doesn't.

So in this case, Intel has their thumb firmly on Adobe's scales. This has nothing to...
Posted by Amorph, on Apr 2, 2003 at 04:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
So HFS doesn't support metadata? Metadata is... 15,072 Views / 158 Replies  
So HFS doesn't support metadata?

Metadata is data about data. Where it is stored is an implementation issue, not a defining trait.
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 27, 2003 at 06:10 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: A 'Classic Mode' in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther? 3,599 Views / 80 Replies  
So you're asking Apple to rework the "chain of responsibility" provided by the Quartz server into the flat event model used by MacOS, all transparently within the Cocoa frameworks? Not gonna happen....
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 17, 2003 at 04:39 PM, in macOS
Actually, I didn't. I knew it was in process, but... 3,599 Views / 80 Replies  
Actually, I didn't. I knew it was in process, but that's it.

Time to go digging, I suppose. Thanks. :)
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 17, 2003 at 04:20 PM, in macOS
I/O FireWire Device would be my guess. 5,245 Views / 44 Replies  
I/O FireWire Device would be my guess.
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 16, 2003 at 09:32 PM, in macOS
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Posted by Amorph, on Mar 16, 2003 at 02:06 PM, in macOS
Define "better". Right now, Classic is done the... 3,599 Views / 80 Replies  
Define "better". Right now, Classic is done the way it's done because the #1 reason for its existence is compatibility. There are some crucial things that it can't do (like run Mac OS device drivers)...
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 16, 2003 at 01:51 PM, in macOS
Not to mention all the code that assumes that it... 3,599 Views / 80 Replies  
Not to mention all the code that assumes that it can draw directly to the screen, and does so (draw into an offscreen GWorld and use CopyBits() to splat to the screen). Not to mention all the custom...
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 13, 2003 at 12:26 AM, in macOS
Not really. Large fans don't have to spin as fast... 1,047 Views / 12 Replies  
Not really. Large fans don't have to spin as fast to move the same amount of air, and a lot of the noise problem has as much to do with the frequency of hte noise as with the amplitude: 40dB at 200Hz...
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 11, 2003 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
To obfuscate something is to make it unclear. In... 593 Views / 4 Replies  
To obfuscate something is to make it unclear. In this case, since Java is interpreted (or dynamically compiled) the source is visible to the client - which, if you're paranoid about people learning...
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 11, 2003 at 02:51 PM, in Developer Center
This, in fact, describes the bulk of the... 6,848 Views / 101 Replies  
This, in fact, describes the bulk of the performance improvements in AW 6 from the original release up to 6.2.4. The original release spammed the OS with 6000+ events per second; by 6.1, I think it...
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 11, 2003 at 02:44 PM, in macOS
I am aware of what the issues are, thanks. :) ... 6,848 Views / 101 Replies  
I am aware of what the issues are, thanks. :)

What I would like is, in fact, what you elaborated: The factoring of common code between Carbon and Cocoa and OSA into CoreFoundation.

This would...
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 10, 2003 at 12:18 AM, in macOS
OK, what I'd like: Sync'd with FreeBSD 5,... 6,848 Views / 101 Replies  
OK, what I'd like:

Sync'd with FreeBSD 5, and the latest stable gcc.

X11, polished up and ready to go, and installed with the Dev Tools (because who intends to use OS X as a workstation UNIX...
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 7, 2003 at 04:12 PM, in macOS
Because most Macs are still worth the premium.... 2,577 Views / 61 Replies  
Because most Macs are still worth the premium. The exception, increasingly, is the PowerMac. It's not that they suck, as anyone who's read a thread started by a new PowerMac owner can see. It's that...
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 3, 2003 at 12:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
My point exactly. If Apple isn't charging a... 2,577 Views / 61 Replies  
My point exactly.

If Apple isn't charging a huge premium for their most attractive products, where do you get the idea that they'll charge for a product that is basically a solution to a problem? ...
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 2, 2003 at 08:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Except, as I've noted, for the ones that are: The... 2,577 Views / 61 Replies  
Except, as I've noted, for the ones that are: The notebooks are priced aggressively now, too.

Fred Anderson said several quarters ago that Apple was aiming for marketshare over margin, and that...
Posted by Amorph, on Mar 1, 2003 at 09:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
They did much of that for the Cube, and it was... 2,577 Views / 61 Replies  
They did much of that for the Cube, and it was still one of the highest-margin machines in their lineup.

Furthermore, they need to goose falling sales, especially in the pro lines. They're not...
Posted by Amorph, on Feb 28, 2003 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Intel won't release speed upgrades any faster... 7,484 Views / 178 Replies  
Intel won't release speed upgrades any faster than they have to. The quicker they burn through the effective range of a particular model, the less profit they make. The only reason they've gone as...
Posted by Amorph, on Feb 27, 2003 at 10:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Umm, I've never heard it stated that way. For one... 1,100 Views / 14 Replies  
Umm, I've never heard it stated that way. For one thing, all busses have less actual than theoretical bandwidth to varying degrees and for various reasons, but I've never heard anyone say, for...
Posted by Amorph, on Feb 27, 2003 at 02:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
The 970's bus - called GigaBus by IBM - is... 1,100 Views / 14 Replies  
The 970's bus - called GigaBus by IBM - is clocked at 1/4 the speed of the CPU, and double-pumped. So a 1.6GHz 970 has a 400MHz bus that operates at an "effective" 800MHz. The 900MHz number comes...
Posted by Amorph, on Feb 26, 2003 at 05:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Unfortunately, the buyer in many cases is a big... 2,930 Views / 57 Replies  
Unfortunately, the buyer in many cases is a big distributor like Ingram Micro, and a machine can in fact sit in their warehouses for a while before a reseller buys it from them to sell through a...
Posted by Amorph, on Feb 25, 2003 at 11:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Your various I/O devices, ports and the PCI and... 1,100 Views / 14 Replies  
Your various I/O devices, ports and the PCI and AGP busses can all access the RAM without going through the frontside bus, so what the DDR RAM allows the memory controller to be able to do is to...
Posted by Amorph, on Feb 25, 2003 at 11:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
PDF has no provision for transparency. 1,860 Views / 35 Replies  
PDF has no provision for transparency.
Posted by Amorph, on Feb 24, 2003 at 03:03 PM, in macOS
Re: What is a good memory app for OS X? 596 Views / 4 Replies  
OS X is not OS 9. Technically, there is no free RAM in OS X, because any RAM not in use is used by the OS to cache files in a sort of reverse virtual memory (or, to use an OS 9 metaphor, a RAM disk),...
Posted by Amorph, on Feb 12, 2003 at 12:15 AM, in macOS
Re: slipjack 1,519 Views / 15 Replies  
I know After Effects doesn't know anything about multiple processors, and I doubt the others do either. Your complaint then would be with the software developers.

However, I expect that Apple's...
Posted by Amorph, on Feb 3, 2003 at 03:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
If the rumored descriptions about the -RM suffix... 1,399 Views / 24 Replies  
If the rumored descriptions about the -RM suffix are true, it will support DDR by default, since it will have an on-die memory controller and connect to the rest of the board via RapidIO instead of a...
Posted by Amorph, on Jan 23, 2003 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
That sounds oddly precise. BTW, where are... 2,449 Views / 48 Replies  
That sounds oddly precise.

BTW, where are people getting the idea that the 7457 is DDR capable? As far as I've been able to tell, it's just a die-shrunk 7455. We might see bus speeds of 167MHz and...
Posted by Amorph, on Jan 18, 2003 at 06:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Considering that 17" LCDs are now only nominally... 1,921 Views / 29 Replies  
Considering that 17" LCDs are now only nominally more expensive than 15"'s, and LCD prices are plummeting... maybe.

But I might be influenced by untrammeled lust for an iMac with a big screen. ;)...
Posted by Amorph, on Jan 1, 2003 at 05:03 PM, in macOS
Actually, Win XP has had TCP/IP over FireWire for... 2,246 Views / 38 Replies  
Actually, Win XP has had TCP/IP over FireWire for a while now. If Apple's going to paddle them, it'll be in finding a way to exploit it usefully. Right now it's on Windows the same way USB was on PCs...
Posted by Amorph, on Dec 8, 2002 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
When haven't they? And what does that have to do... 1,690 Views / 35 Replies  
When haven't they? And what does that have to do with the transition to OS X?

"Apple is listening" doesn't mean "Apple is doing everything exactly the way everyone wants them to." It does mean...
Posted by Amorph, on Dec 8, 2002 at 01:31 PM, in macOS
Disclaimer: I'm more of a C guy than Objective-C.... 1,956 Views / 6 Replies  
Disclaimer: I'm more of a C guy than Objective-C.

That said:

If you're passing to a function that expects int * parameters, you pass the addresses of ints:

int row, column;

[matrice...
Posted by Amorph, on Dec 7, 2002 at 04:03 PM, in Developer Center
As many people as want to. The rest can probably... 1,690 Views / 35 Replies  
As many people as want to. The rest can probably figure out that Apple actually is making more effort to solicit their opinions than I can remember them doing in, oh, the last two decades or so.
...
Posted by Amorph, on Dec 7, 2002 at 03:35 PM, in macOS
I think Simon's on to something, except that he's... 778 Views / 14 Replies  
I think Simon's on to something, except that he's either got the G4 sporting two MaxBusses or two L3 cache busses.

It would probably be simpler to have two G4s, each with its own MaxBus, fed by...
Posted by Amorph, on Dec 6, 2002 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ah. Because the die size shrinkage is a square of... 2,246 Views / 38 Replies  
Ah. Because the die size shrinkage is a square of the process shrinkage, correct?



No wonder they're going to migrate it swiftly to .09 micron. :)



1.2 - 1.6GHz is in line with...
Posted by Amorph, on Dec 6, 2002 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ah, yes. I had misremembered. mea maxima... 7,064 Views / 110 Replies  
Ah, yes. I had misremembered.

mea maxima culpa on that one.

Still, it sounds like two 970s is a viable alternative to one HT P4.
Posted by Amorph, on Dec 6, 2002 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
That article raised some interesting points that... 2,246 Views / 38 Replies  
That article raised some interesting points that run counter to conventional wisdom:


They shrugged off the slower bus, pointing to the G4's significantly faster cache.
They considered the G4...
Posted by Amorph, on Dec 6, 2002 at 12:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
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